Irish Food and Culture - Our Love Affair!
I grew up and spent my formative years surrounded by the rolling green fields of an Irish farm, set deep in the Ulster countryside of County Armagh. The stone walls that enclosed our farm were built in the seventeenth century, they were thick with ivy and rough with age. The centuries of wind and rain had formed a beauty all of their own and a character that is only found in old places. It’s the kind of environment that stirs a deep love of the land in your heart and never lets you go.
As a cook obsessed with all the varieties of ingredients found on the farm in Ireland, a strong connection was formed within me as I realized from an early age just how good Irish food really is.
Our fast paced society has tried to rob us of the wholesomeness of good food and the joy of good times, but once tasted, the experience is never forgotten. The old is becoming new again as we strive for great food, and beautiful landscapes where peace lives in the midst of the busyness of life.
Each year thousands of tourists flock to Ireland, not for the bright lights or the glitz of urban pleasures, but mostly for the almost lost euphoria of being close to the land. To be in a sparsely populated, green country where rural folks value the land lovingly and ensure that their rivers, lakes, fields and hedgerows are clean and unpolluted. They come to fish and to walk, to cycle in the little lanes that snake throughout the countryside, and to breathe in the air, free from the city grime so many in our world take for granted.
My passion in my business is to bring you back to the green fields of Ireland and to introduce you to the land I love, through really good food, and tours to this magical land.
To breathe in the Irish air, to walk those ancient paths and enjoy Irish culture through Irish eyes – and if I can’t bring you there, then to introduce you to Irish culture through the language of really good food. Simple. Beautiful. Ireland.